News You Can Use: July, 2013

Another compilation of the news.

The Good

GMO Claims Debunked and Exposed — Two major claims and justifications by proponents of genetically engineered seeds and foods are: 1) GMOs lower the need to use chemical pesticides; and 2) GMO crops are needed to feed the world. There are many other spurious claims about GMOs but we hear those two all the time. Well, turns out both are falsehoods. (Who’d a thought?) A new study released by Food & Water Watch finds the goal of reduced chemical use isn’t true. In fact, according to the USDA and EPA data used in the report, the use of genetically engineered crops has increased herbicide use over the past 9 years…

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Every Golf Shot is a Miracle

The mind is an amazing tool. It’s the functional interface between thought and action. Or as quantum theorist David Bohm described, between the implicate order and the explicate. Mind is the seat of power where the Law of Cause and Effect rules. We see examples of the power of mind every day but unfortunately we often mistake analytical prowess as superior to unconscious direction.

Our conscious mind is a rational, data-driven device capable of some pretty impressive tricks. It can assess data and spit out a potential outcome. It can add numbers, enumerate and alphabetize, put things in a quantitative order. And it never hesitates to tell us what it thinks. The reality is, my laptop can do…

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Planet Power - July 4, 2013

Why does the season of the Sun (summer) start with the sign ruled by the Moon? Party like the patriotic dogs you are, and then wake up on Moonday the 8th, clean up the mess and put it all back together. It’ll be a crazy week, with the New Moon on the 8th conjunct a retrograde Mercury. It’ll be time to pick up the pieces of your puzzle and go home. 
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

CANCER (6.20-7.21)  This is your weekend, leading up to an early Moonday morning New Moon in your sign, conjunct Mercury in retrograde. Wake up with the Sun and Moon, look beneath the illusion and know who you are, what you can accomplish, and what you’re…

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Only in America

We celebrate our nation’s independence each July 4. Independence is good when it means freedom from bad stuff. In 2013, however, there are some areas where we shouldn’t be so cocksure. Perhaps we took freedom too far. It gave us the right to make bad choices. There are some things we allow in the United States that are banned in Europe and other countries.

Bad stuff banned in Europe (and other parts of the world) but okay in the U.S. of A.

GMOs Start the list with a modern threat. Most European (and Japan) nations don’t want anything to do with genetically modified organisms in food or elsewhere. In the United States we allow GMOs everywhere, without…

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Is Stupidity a Disease?

Last week the American Medical Association trotted out its wipey board and wrote the word “obesity” under the heading of “AMA Officially Recognized Diseases.” It’s an indication of how disengaged the AMA is from the reality of healthcare or caring about your health.

The performance of American medicine is at an all-time low while costs are at an all-time high. With outrageously and randomly assigned healthcare pricing, less-than-optimum treatment outcomes, Big Pharma’s record profits and price gouging, embarrassing rankings in healthcare assessments and disturbing Government complicity, American medicine is in need of triage. And a leading actor in that dysfunction is the AMA.

By adding obesity to its list of official diseases, the AMA opens the door…

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Be An Egghead

Farmers market season is in full swing. The three most popular items sought by the hoi polloi always seem to be sweet corn, tomatoes and eggs. Eggs may be the overall favorite simply because they are available year-round.

Some consider eggs the perfect food, with lots of micronutrients and solid protein. But not all eggs are created equal. The nutritional profile of an egg varies greatly depending on how the hen was fed and maintained. As with computers, it’s: GIGO — “garbage in, garbage out.” What you feed a layer and how she lives have tremendous bearing on the quality of the egg she gives you.

Come to terms with eggs. To choose eggs wisely, one must…

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Cosmic Forecast, June 13-June 19

I understand why Mother’s Day falls in Taurus, since Taurus is the sign of Mother Earth, but why does Father’s Day take place in Gemini? It would be much more suitable in Aries, as the father is the head (Aries rules the head) of the family. Perhaps we’re of two minds about fatherhood? Happy Father’s Day, either way! —Michael De Lyon (a wizard has many names or none — never one…)
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c GEMINI (5.20-6.19)  Use it before you lose it. One more week in Gemini, and 2 more weeks before your ruler Mercury moves retrograde at 23° Cancer for 3 exasperating, inconclusive, mentally abusive, “misuse-ive,” inconclusive weeks. Nothing you can’t handle and bounce back from,…

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Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

i SAGITTARIUS...

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Worm Therapy

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